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49ers have reached out to LT Russell Okung

Mar 10, 2016 at 6:15 PM--


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USA TODAY's Tom Pelissero is reporting that the San Francisco 49ers have reached out to LT Russell Okung (Seahawks). Ian Rapoport reported earlier that both the New York Giants and the Detroit Lions have visits set up with Okung.


Okung has spent his entire career withe the Seattle Seahawks since being drafted out of Oklahoma State in the 2010 NFL Draft with the sixth overall selection.

Okung is listed as the best available offensive tackle available in free agency by Rotoworld.com. He is a longtime starter for the Seahawks and considered to be Seattle's best offensive lineman. Okung has played in 72 games and started each. Although, he has missed some time with injuries over his career. He made the Pro Bowl in 2012 and was part of the Seahawks' Super Bowl XLVIII winning season.

The 49ers need help on the right side of the offensive line and Okung is used to the left side, so there is some question on how he would feel about moving to the other side or shifting the 49ers offensive line to accommodate him.



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